27 May 2013
The Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko does not identify itself with any political positions or political parties. Its work is the reflection of the beliefs of its more than 200 volunteers who are involved in a daily struggle to prevent the collapse of the public health system and the disintegration of social cohesion.
Right from its conception, during the demonstrations at Syntagma square in the summer of 2011, through its recognition and support by the municipalities of Hellinkon and Argyrouplis, until its continuing function today, it has been guided by the three basic and fixed principles spelt out by the decisions taken during its general assemblies:
- MCCH accepts no monetary donations from anyone. Donations are accepted in the form of goods or services only.
- MCCH refuses to meddle in political or “party” activities and will not allow any faction to use the efforts of the volunteers to project their own political/personal viewpoints or to benefit in any way from the efforts of the volunteers.
- MCCH will not advertise the contribution of any donor
Until today, these principles have been respected and accepted by everyone. Lately, however, they seemed to have been overlooked by certain local publications. We therefore ask EVERYBODY – without exception – to respect the way we work and not to enmesh us in any political endeavors. We ask these people to please withdraw certain offensive publications and to respect what we are trying to do here. Any assistance offered to MCCH cannot be used to advertise or promote any political position (directly or indirectly).
We hope that common sense prevails.